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Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018
In partnership with the Gills Creek Watershed Association, eight Heathwood student volunteers along with four adult volunteers collected 18 bags of trash in the Gills Creek area of South Beltline Blvd.on Saturday, August 25. The clean-up is one of four “Adopt-A-Highway” clean-ups during the 2018-19 school year. It reflects Heathwood's abiding commitment to community service and to partnering with local organizations for the greater good. On average, Heathwood students complete more than 8,... Read More
Smanatha Gaton
Posted on Saturday, August 25, 2018
Kudos to alumna Samantha Gaton, ’18, whose Senior Exhibition paper on child trafficking has been accepted for publication by Freedom Café at the University of New Hampshire. She also presented her Senior Exhibition research at the Youth Summit on Child Trafficking Conference this summer.
Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2018
Heathwood Upper School Head and Assistant Head of School George Scouten was one of six men honored at halftime of the 2018 Major League Lacrosse championship game for his key role in bringing the sport of lacrosse to South Carolina. The ceremony, held at halftime of the August 18 game in Charleston, commemorated the 20th anniversary of the first high school lacrosse game played in South Carolina. Dr. Scouten was the coach of the Heathwood team that played in that game. What began in the late... Read More
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2018
  How can you make a difference in your community? That’s a question Upper School students explored on August 16th at an Internship and Service Fair coordinated by Heathwood’s Columbia Connections program. The goal, said Columbia Connections Director Donnie Bain, was to connect students, faculty, and organizations, for the mutual benefit of all. “Bringing these organizations on campus gives students a chance to learn more about service opportunities, internships and job shadowing, and even... Read More
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2018
    Heathwood is excited to welcome 14 talented new teachers to our staff this year, as well as several new administrators and staff members. They bring with them a wealth of experience in the classroom and beyond, and are already making their presence felt academically and in our community. They are:   Early Childhood   Kristi Plyler, 3s Lead Kristi Plyler is passionate about many things, but mostly family and teaching. She attended the University of South Carolina for both... Read More
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2018
A new building, new schedules, new teachers … the transition to middle school can seem like a lot to take in. But for the students in 5th grade lead teacher Lynn Cooper’s Flow Into 5th Camp, everything about the middle school experience should feel a lot more familiar. Over the course of five days in late July, Mrs. Cooper took her rising-5th-grade campers through a wide array of topics that will help them prepare for 5th grade in particular and middle school more generally. From critical... Read More
Posted on Monday, July 2, 2018
For the second year in a row, a Heathwood student has advanced to the national round of the American Bar Association's Martin Luther King Oral Advocacy Competition.  Rising senior Marra Edwards is the 2018 winner of the Region IV competition in Baltimore and has earned a berth in the national competition at the Bar Association's annual convention in New Orleans.  Recent Heathwood graduate Justice Hill, '18, won the national competition lat year. The purpose of the MLK Advocacy competition... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018
         If you’re like most Heathwood parents, you’ve probably already given some thought to your children’s summer reading … but what about yours? If you haven’t had time to browse for a new stack of great books, no worries—we’ve done it for you. We surveyed Heathwood faculty and staff what they’ve read and loved recently or what they’re looking forward to reading this summer. Here, in the order in which they were received, are their recommendations. Because parents deserve a great summer... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Two Heathwood students are among the 13 selected statewide as South Carolina delegates to the 2019 national meeting of the Association of Junior Academies of Science (AJAS) and the American Association for the  Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington DC. Rising junior Caroline Quan and rising sophomore Nico Adamo were both selected based on the quality of the original scientific research they presented at the 2018 meeting of the South Carolina Junior Academy of Science (SCJAS) this... Read More
Posted by Willis Ware, Director of Community Service on Friday, May 25, 2018
Collectively, the class of 2018 along with adult chaperones devoted over 1500 hours of service during this year’s Johns Island mission trip. This year’s class is the 31st class that has completed their Heathwood education by serving with the Rural Mission, Inc. on Johns Island. The students, along with faculty, staff, and parent volunteers worked at a total of six work sites. The Johns Island trip is a longstanding rite of passage for Heathwood seniors, an opportunity both to give back and... Read More